Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin is already enticing the new live action version of the 1992 Disney classic Aladdin as a must see. But now, it has been announced there will be a whole new character not seen before in the original, and he will be played by Billy Magnussen.
And the best part? He will be playing a prince!
Giving Prince Ali a little competition will be the new Prince Anders, which will certain add an interesting twist to this beloved tale. Another new character announced will be a handmaiden to Princess Jasmin, Mara, played by SNL fav Nasim Pedrad. It will be fun to see these new characters merge into a tale we have all been told since childhood, and the impact they will have on the interpretation of the film as a whole.
You may have seen Magnussen in Into the Woods with Chris Pine, and the upcoming Game Night with Rachel McAdams. Magnussen has the background of theater to his credit in this musical remake, so we are pretty excited to see him take on this exciting role and make it his own!